Waste isn't waste until it's wasted

The dates for National Recycling Week are Monday 7 to Sunday 13, November 2022. National Recycling Week, a campaign launched by Planet Ark, provides an important opportunity for councils, workplaces, schools and individuals to improve their recycling knowledge, build better recycling habits and build trust in recycling.

This established and highly regarded annual campaign continues to educate and stimulate behaviour change, by:

  • Promoting kerbside, industrial and community recycling initiatives
  • Giving people the tools to minimise waste and manage material resources responsibly at home, work and school

2022 Theme

This year, National Recycling Week explores the idea that Waste isn't Waste until it's Wasted. We invite you to get involved and join your community on all events on how you use resources by giving them a second life, reducing the need for newly produced resources, and recycling, this year it is all about quality over quantity, it is not about recycling more, but recycling better. Reducing our waste not only keeps valuable materials out of landfill it also benefits the environment by reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Thinking that waste isn't waste until it's wasted also provides some valuable insight into how the recycling and resource management industry works in conjunction to your efforts.

To help you recycle right we have new information this year on:

  • Events you can get involved with.
  • How to recycle packaging correctly.
  • Workplace activities
  • Curriculum aligned lesson plans

Get involved

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